from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A time free from war.
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- n. The period of time when a nation or people is at peace, not fighting a war.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A period of time during which there is no war.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a period of time during which there is no war
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He also says the U. S.-led coalition adopted what he calls a peacetime approach too soon after toppling the Taliban, setting the stage for the current come back.
While noting the suffering of those affected by war, he also drew attention to what he called peacetime suffering.
We might point out that during the anti-Viet Nam heyday of the Chicago 7 — just due north of Viet Nam — 70 million were being systematically exterminated — - in 'peacetime'.
The first oil shocks and gas-station lines in peacetime history; the first presidential resignation ever; assassinations and riots; failing schools; failing industries; polarized politics; vulgarized culture; polluted air and water; divisive and inconclusive wars.
No way in peacetime would somebody that young get promoted over all the more senior candidates.
It is only in peacetime or in times of fiscal prosperity that people like Madoff can bloom and prosper.
Even in peacetime I think those are very wrong who say that schoolboys should be encouraged to read the newspapers.
This kind of political rupture to the drift of national life is rare in peacetime history.
Even in peacetime, carrier air ops are dangerous, much more so than most non-wartime military aviation, and always more so than ordinary general and commercial aviation.
Granted that in peacetime, a foreign person committing a crime is guaranteed rights, but clearly not all of them.